Defining and measuring youth digital citizenship (Examining the content…
Defining and measuring youth digital citizenship
The general topic: Digital Citizenship
The specific topic: Education of respectful behavior online and online civic engagement.
Examining the content
Main idea:The education of youth digital citizenship should focus on two aspects: 1.Using respectful online behavior 2.Practicing online civic engagemnet
Research Method :
The study examined psychometric findings with a sample of 979 middle-school and high-school-aged youth from New England.
Due to digital citizenship is going to become a new education focus that is marketed to schools, the authors need to do a lot of conceptual and evaluation to ensure its goals and outcomes achieved.
articles, book chapters,websites and papers.
How many parts does the article have?
Firstly, introduce the definition of digital citizenship.
Secondly, let digital citizen education meet youth citizenship goals.
Thirdly, introduce the current study.
Procedures and Samples.
1.Overall digital citizenship scores and online respect behaviors, in particular, decreased with age.
2.The online civic engagement subscale was positively related to being a helpful bystander.
Future research on digital citizenship will need to explore how the concept of digital citizenship is expressed differently with older adolescents and how it can best be measured with this group.
The digital citizenship scale can be used to advance evaluation efforts seeking to verify the effectiveness of youth digital citizenship curricula.
In the method and result sections authors list their evidences in several charts to show the relaxation ship between digital citizenship and age and gender.
A effective way to advance evaluate the effectiveness of youth digital citizenship curricula.
Due to the increasing interest in improving youth digital citizenship through education, we need to find a good way to evaluate the effectiveness of digital citizenship curricula.
Kairos: First published in March 25,2015.
Now is part of New Media & Society in October 2016.
Title：Defining and measuring youth digital citizenship
Documentation of Source APA style:
Jones, L., & Mitchell, K. (2016). Defining and measuring youth digital citizenship. New Media & Society, 18(9), 2063–2079.
Author of Article to be analyzed
Lisa M Jones
University of New Hampshire
a research associate professor of psychology at the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC)
Ph.D in clinical psychology
Kimberly J Mitchell
University of New Hampshire
a Research Associate Professor of Psychology at the Crimes against Children Research Center
over 110 articles published in peer-referred journals
Place of publication of Source
New Media & Society
New Media & Society engages in critical discussions of the key issues arising from the scale and speed of new media development, drawing on a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and on both theoretical and empirical research.